Monday, May 3, 2010

Testing NBM's for update center locally

When creating NBM's to be deployed for an update center NetBean's nicely create a list of NBM's and the corresponding update.xml file.

Now, when you would like to test those NBM's I often upload to a dev-area on my webserver to test the update. A faster way to check the consistency of the generated files is directly to enter a File URL in the the Settings for the Update Center.

An example of the syntax to use to read those update from a local Windows disk: